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WHAT IS NORMAL IN SEX? (Oct, 1964)

WHAT IS NORMAL IN SEX?

by Denny Larke, Ph.D.

A psychologist answers a question which causes needless feelings of guilt in countless couples.

Dr. Larke is a psychologist and psychotherapist.

There is no feeling quite so terrible as the feeling of sex guilt. If a person’s guilty feelings are strong enough, the consequences may be physically and emotionally destructive.

As a case in point, the author recently had occasion to see a young woman, attractive and well-educated, who had suddenly become completely paralyzed on one side of her body. A thorough examination by doctors failed to disclose anything physically wrong.

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CONFESSIONS of a MASOCHIST (Mar, 1964)

Really, this article is kind of boring, you’d be much better entertained reading this fantastic review of Fifty Shades of Gray.

It is interesting to see one of Lucy’s early wood cuts. I think her repressed love/hate relationship with Charlie Brown is really quite obvious here.

CONFESSIONS of a MASOCHIST

An unusually frank and sensitive true story about one woman’s confusion of sex and pain.

By Doris Milward

Mrs. Milward is the Woman Editor of “Sun and Health,” an English naturist magazine.

In Masochism in Modern Man, Theodor Reik proves, step by convincing step, that masochism is, in itself, a sublimation, a flight forward from sadism, and that, having achieved this, one can progress first to social masochism, and then to a kind of spiritual masochism, such as martyrs of many faiths have had. (A sadist gets pleasure from inflicting pain, a masochist gets pleasure from receiving pain.)

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ALWAYS ASK A MAN: Arlene Dahl’s Key To Femininity (Oct, 1965)

ALWAYS ASK A MAN: Arlene Dahl’s Key To Femininity

Just Published! ARLENE DAHL’S exciting new book for every woman who wants to be as attractive as she possibly can-

ARLENE DAHL SAYS: “Women are like snowflakes – no two in the world are exactly alike. Bring your own special feminine light out in the open and you’ll be surprised at how brightly it will shine — and how it will reflect an answering light in the eyes of men.”

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ONE BED OR TWO? (Oct, 1964)

“But an unresponsive wife is more likely to be brought to the point of willing sexual surrender in one bed than in 2.”

How romantic!

ONE BED OR TWO?

“You grow a better marriage in one bed,” says this marital counselor.

by David Goodman, M.D.

“Two beds make half a marriage,” the pretty wife complained to the marriage counselor, as she urged her husband — also present — to buy a single bed, possibly king-sized, to replace the twin bed set they now slept in.

This wife had a good sense of what it takes to make a marriage. Marriage is for love and closeness, a feeling that you and your spouse are one. In all the literature of love and marriage, did you ever read of twin beds? No! Poets, novelists, essayists always wrote of the marriage bed, singular, not plural.

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How Pregnancy Tests Work (Mar, 1964)

This is a whole hell of a lot less convenient than “pee on a stick, see if it changes color”. Living in Portland, my first thought was: “But what will the vegan girls do?”. Also, while he is a gynecologist, I’m not really sure I’d trust medical advice from someone who is President of the Metropolitan New York Society of Clinical Hypnosis.

How Pregnancy Tests Work

How doctors decide if a woman is — or is not — pregnant.

by Dr. Leo Wollman, M.D.

The first thing a woman thinks of when her menstrual period is late is: Am I pregnant? Usually there is no way for her to know for certain at this time until her doctor has her take a pregnancy test.

What is a pregnancy test?

Most of them are based on the presence during pregnancy of an increased amount of a substance which stimulates the sex glands— called gonadotropin—in the woman’s blood or urine. The sample is injected in a small animal (usually a rabbit, a mouse, or a frog), and if the animal shows certain changes in its reproductive organs, it means that the woman is pregnant.

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Impotence vs. the Marriage Contract (Oct, 1964)

The parties slept together but the wife habitually wrapped her night clothes and bedding around her and absolutely refused all sexual intercourse. The court, although somewhat baffled by the facts, allowed an annulment, saying that the wife’s unusual conduct pointed to some sort of incapacity, arising from nervousness, hysteria or unconquerable fear.

Think about the mindset that allows a husband a divorce when the wife refuses sex but would not let her get one because she didn’t want to have sex with him.

“The New York court said that it made no difference what the husband had said before the marriage concerning his sexual potency, because an offer of marriage by a man is as good as saying that he is potent.”

“One problem in making this kind of decision is the fact that women — unlike men — do not have to perform any active physical function in coitus.”

Despite of all the conservative idiocy about marriage in our national dialog(s), we have still come a long way forward when it comes to marriage.

Also, it seems that most of the issues presented here could have been solved by premarital sex.

Impotence vs. the Marriage Contract

Inability to perform sexual intercourse can sometimes annul a new marriage.

by John Warren Giles, LL.B.
A practicing member of the bar, Mr. Giles was formerly Professor of Law at the Catholic University of America and the University of Kansas.

Can a marriage be annulled because the husband is impotent? Or because the wife is unable to engage in sexual intercourse?

In many states, laws provide that a marriage may be annulled on the ground of sexual inability of either spouse. In such cases the courts have the power to require either or both of the parties to submit to a physical examination.

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THE LOWDOWN ON THE VICE RING OF 300 “STARS” (Nov, 1959)

THE LOWDOWN ON THE VICE RING OF 300 “STARS”

Who’s the “lady” you saw in those filthy movies?

Hold fast! She may be your wife!

Here’s how the chance attendance of an irate husband at a stag party exploded the biggest scandal of smut-on-celluloid

BY CALVIN HUNTER

“MY WIFE IS POSING IN THE NUDE!”

These explosive words came from the lips of an irate New York husband last March. And they set police on the trail of not one — but more than 300! — girls who were taking off all, and many of them giving all, in front of some of the most overheated cameras in the country.

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THE CALL GIRL WHO CLAIMS SHE’S A VIRGIN (Nov, 1959)

Must have been a slow news week. They manage to take half the article to string out the idea that she *might* be a lesbian. Googling her name I found that I had posted another article featuring her and other teacher/call girls from around the same time.

She later went on to write an apparently salacious yet frank book about her days as call girl. What I found most interesting (at least in the post I read) was the idea that a woman’s prison was the only place a woman could safely be openly gay. According to the blurb, she was not, in fact a virgin when she got into the business. Shocker I know.

Also a somewhat disturbing quote about her father that intimated a possibly abusive father and/or the public’s fascination with the Freud: “My father was a shadowy figure in my life, scarcely distinguishable from any other big man with a hat and cigar”.

-book blurb via the excellent (though slightly NSFW) blog Pulp International.

INSIDE THE McMANUS MYSTERY… THE CALL GIRL WHO CLAIMS SHE’S A VIRGIN

BY JAMES KERR MILLER

THE NAME “VIRGINIA” is derived from the word “virgin”. And, incredible as it might seem, it’s quite possible the most talked-about call girl in the country today is aptly named.

We’re referring to Virginia McManus, the beautiful blonde who, until recently, followed the school-teaching profession in Brooklyn, by day, while allegedly following the world’s oldest profession in Manhattan, by night.

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Why Boys “Lose Respect” (Mar, 1964)

Why Boys “Lose Respect”

Why do some boys feel that a girl who permits them sexual intercourse lowers herself?

By Lester A. Kirkendall, Ph.D.

A distinguished leader in the field of sex education, Dr. Kirkendall is Professor of Family Life at Oregon State Univ. and author of “Sex Education as Human Relations,” “Premarital Intercourse and Interpersonal Relationships,” and many other writings.

“After that I lost all respect for her.” This is a common reaction on the part of boys after they have had premarital intercourse with a girl.

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When Mae West Went To Jail For ‘Sex’ (Nov, 1959)

The Adam & Eve sketch from 1937 may be heard here.

When Mae West Went To Jail For ‘Sex’

The Come Up ‘n See Me Sometime girl turned a bare cell into a $1 million publicity sell.

By MICHAEL MATTHEW

MAE WEST, THE GREATEST teasetress of them all—the naughty-hipped seductress who turned bluenoses red with the line “C’m up’n see me sometime,” and who made the public believe, “I can do more with my voice and eyes than another woman can do turning herself inside out”—failed to bewitch the authorities only once.

She landed in the cooler which she promptly turned into a gilded cage.

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